lol @ people complaining about shop mounts. Hundreds of mounts to collected in-game, but cries over one HOLIDAY themed mount. Funny how they've been adding in shop pets and mounts for, I don't know, 8 years now? And now people only start to whine about it because "aCtIvIsIoN".
So the one Lunar Festival mount they add to the game costs $25. But hey, we have some new toys. Great.
I can almost guarantee the majority "purchasing" this and all other paid items are simply converting gold into $15 tokens.I'd like to see the statistics of who actually pays cash vs tokens.
Look kinda meh.
You know why they keep releasing store mounts? Because they don't care if you whine anymore. Every single little thing added to the game, SOMEONE will whine about. You have to moral high ground. You're just trolling.
Meanwhile Alliance got 3 boring horses as rep mounts. At least let us have Talia's Brown armored griffon!
Once every six months, Blizzard. Two is ridiculous.Also, make it a 180 day sub reward like the Chinese one. All shop mounts should be like that.
Alliance got world of Gilnean Horse Craft - but what issue is horde having considering all BFA long it's been unique mount after unique mount over in Zulda'zar. Ticks, pteros, crawgs, hyenas. Then there's the cross faction ones - donkey, bronto, toad, the mogul, the atv, krolusks, hippo, parrot, basilisk, core hound pup, bee, elemental, hivemind, galywix mech, and whatever else I missed aren't enough? Never mind the oodles of pets - if anyone was looking forward to start this again when the next one shows up in the shop.The two unique western market shop mounts and a mount made for the chinese market is what's breaking the camels back here?I've got to scoff a bit, this is the umpteenth time I've heard the sky is falling this past week. Looked out side, it's only a bit cloudy.Do or don't buy the pig - it's clearly not marketed at no, not made for you, but you're still welcome to buy if you cave in. Keep acting like it's some how a night and day difference from a spider,warframe, bronto or toad because you had to buy tokens off the AH first. The shop won't go away until a better solution is found to the problem it's addressing - that things like these mounts are maintaining.I hate gold sellers more than anything else in MMOs. And this is the first MMO where someone figured out how to atleast stymie them for multiple years.Things like the token are what keeps them in check - fixing gold prices to limit how profitable their business can be, and how they can afford to run it. Keeping demand for the token up is what ensures people don't turn to something that is ever so slightly cheaper because tokens start moving to slow on the AH.Don't like that? Real world doesn't care - the only fantasy world we get to live in is the one we find in a game, and people figured out how to exploit it to make a living in China. Why people are so dead set on WoW failing when, near as I can see, there is not one cash-shopless option available. Most have abandoned the monthly sub in favor of a shop entirely - WoW is one the few hold outs versus the seemily more profitable F2P model... because newer MMOs likely realized loads of people are going to buy that pig - same way they buy outfits and boosts and premium service in their F2P shops.Those people will be able to bounce from WoW if it goes under no issue - their prefered model is abundant.Where would we go?There's next to no alternative out there when it comes to MMORPGS right now - the ones I can think of all have a cash shop. I'm guessing we're all playing WoW still because we don't like the other offerings much either - I've certainly takena fair number of breaks to try some out. Some seem to be only cosmetic, others sell "premium" service or actual non-cosmetic gear in some cases. I didn't even bother to look at many korean MMOs because they established the F2P model, and not as a plan to stop RMT.
Zandy paladins have their mount
Blizzard wants me to fork over $25 for a new mount? Sure, when pigs fly! Haha...wait a second
I think what irks me is Blizzard doesn't even think about adding an earnable mount for the Lunar Festival. It's the shop mount or no mount.